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Webasto Roof Systems Expands Manufacturing Complex in Plymouth Charter Township, Michigan

04/29/2019
Germany-Based Webasto Roof Systems plans to expand production with the addition of another manufacturing complex at its campus in Plymouth Charter Township, Michigan .

Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Germany, Webasto Group is among the 100 largest automotive industry suppliers worldwide, offering an extensive portfolio of high-quality roofs. Webasto Roof Systems, Inc. is the company’s North American subsidiary and supplies parking heaters, roof and convertible roof systems for global OEMs.

According to state officials Webasto Roof Systems has recently been awarded several large projects for Ford and FCA and is expanding its production with the addition of a new 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Plymouth Charter Township, Michigan. The new site will produce innovative automotive roof systems using state-of-the-art technologies.

The company expects to double its sales revenue in the next two to three years, state officials said. The project is expected to generate a capital investment of almost $48 million and create 441 new jobs, resulting in a $2.7 million Michigan Business Development Program grant.

In addition Plymouth Charter Township is supporting the project with a 50-percent Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption for up to 12 years.

“Webasto has been a great long-time employer in Michigan. We look forward to them expanding their presence in Michigan with the addition of a major new facility in Wayne County,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “Their continued expansion in our region demonstrates, once again, how the strength of our region contributes to the growth of the automotive sector.”

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